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A pink play dress

Well I finally got round to making Elsie a dress.

I was going to follow the Kwik Sew pattern I ordered from Abakhan however when I looked at the pattern I realised that I hadn’t ordered enough fabric – duh!

So with the pink fabric and buttons that I did have I thought I’d make up my own pattern.

I use one of her dresses as a rough template and drew round it onto some wrapping paper. I didn’t have enough fabric to fully line the dress so I only half lined it. I used some fabric from my stash to make pockets, that really brightened up the finished dress.

So here it is:

creative pixie dress 1

oooh pretty pockets…

creative pixie dress 2

one happy girl…

creative pixie dress 3

having fun in the garden…

creative pixie dress 4

I’ve learnt a lot from making up this dress so hopefully my next pattern will look better.

22 thoughts on “A pink play dress

    1. I think the pockets are the best bit πŸ™‚ So does Elsie, she was quick to put things in them when I put the dress on her.

  1. Love the play dress, the pockets are so cute. My mum used to tell us the story about my sister, mum would make pretty little pinafores with pockets in for sis to play in the garden, guess what my lovely sister would keep in the pockets……. worms! So don’t forget to check the pockets before you wash Elsie’s dress, you never know what you will find.

  2. Hi Jeannie!

    I love the little dress that you fashioned from another dress. You are very clever and your little girl is very lucky to have such a talented Mommy. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs, Tamara

  3. What a lovely pinafore dress. I am into these myself and have made a stack for my daughter over the last few months! Was this your own pattern or one from a shop?

    1. Thanks, it’s my own pattern. I’ve found it to be quite addictive making little dresses, I’ve another one in the pipeline πŸ™‚

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